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Update 10th  October
October's face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail.
Jan Struther (1901–53)
Fr. Bill’s sermon from last Sunday, 7th October, is on the church website, or you can just click on: https://youtu.be/YyNx4xs3RaA
Readings for Sunday 14th October
First Reading: Job 23.1-9, 16-17  Psalm 22.1-15
Second Reading: Hebrews 4.12-16  Gospel: Mark 10.17-31
Please remember in your prayers this week:
Sandi and Brian, Margaret; Linda; Sandra and Pat; Pat and Sean; Vanessa; Carol; Dorothy; Yvonne; Tim and Judy; Lila and Keith; Brenda and Paul and Mike; Bernice; Dorothy; Cathy; Laurel; Ruth; Julia and John; Elaine; Alan; Don; Shirley and Dick, Maggie; Joan; Ila, Jake and Shirley; Ruth; Canh Ho; Julie; Trish; Susan; Linda; Don and Shirley; Greg; Rick; Jessie;
Michael, Elizabeth, David, Robin, John, Debbie, Austin and Helen, John, Ann, Steve, Art, Irene, Cyndi, Stewart, Kelly, Mike, Ron, Margaret, Sheila and Michelle.
Rest In Peace:
Linda O’Neil (spouse Paul Vezna and Son Grant); Bill Mathews (spouse Sue); Bev Coy;
Brent Bamford; Bob Slater; Fred Carridis; Peter Morningstar; Harry Sing; Marjorie Rule, and Greg Jackson, a former parish member of St. Jude’s, Warden and member of the Board of Management.
May the souls of our dearly departed brothers, Greg, Bill, Brent, Bob, Fred, Peter Harry, and sisters Linda and Marjorie, find peace eternal and rise in glory, and their families, friends and loved one find comfort and strength as they grieve.
Pray for:
St. Alban’s, our partners in Regional Ministry.
The participants who are embarking on a Spiritual Journey through the Alpha programme being offered at St Jude’s.
For all the lives impacted by the severe weather events throughout our world, especially Indonesia,
If you feel that yourself or someone you know would benefit from prayer, please contact the church office (519-660-6198) (Rev’d. Canon Bill Ward, or Rosalie), OR call Sharon Frank (Prayer and Pastoral Care Team Leader) at 519-933-3164.
The Alpha series continues on Tuesday evenings, All Saints Hall, at 7.00 pm.
Daily Bread
Thank you, to all who so faithfully support our Daily Bread Sundays.  This week your donations included :
Financial donations $50.00, Cake mix (2), Box of chocolates (2), Canned goods (56), Canned protein (27), Cereal (4 boxes), Egg containers (62), Granola bars (2 pkgs), Ketchup (1), Oranges (2 lbs.), Pasta (6 pkgs.), Pasta sauce (7), Peanut butter (6), Rice (1), Salsa (1), Hummus (2), Various soup (31), Skim milk powder (1 pkg.), Toiletries (4), Hamburger Helper (1), Stove Top stuffing mix (1), Dill pickles (1 jar), sweet potatoes (2), Squash (2).
ACW Cards and Dessert Party.  Please join us for an afternoon of Cards, Games and Desserts on Tuesday October 23rd 1 – 4.00  pm.  Bring your favourite game, and you may even win a great door prize. Tickets $7.00 .
Spaghetti Dinner and Dance October 27th.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, with Dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by dancing at 7:30, and music by the Eagle Heights trio (who’ve been at our Coffee House before). Tickets : Adults $ 17.00,  Children 12 and under, $ 8.00, Family $ 40.00.  Tickets are now available.
Christmas Bale to Kenora. The October Ministry of the Month is the Christmas Bale.
We are again focusing on children’s things. We have enough stuffed animals, but would appreciate small cars, toys, and dolls, activity books, crayons, markers, cute socks and underwear, clothes, gloves and hats.  We would also accept cash donations, since  Cherie Laughlin and Anne Patton enjoy doing the shopping for you.
***  Due to the Greyhound situation we would appreciate your donations by October 21st  so we can ship the bale by October 24th . These Christmas items are greatly appreciated.  Last year, in liaison with the cathedral in Kenora, our things were distributed to three different places in need.
Give Blood!!  A blood donor clinic here at St. Jude’s, All Saints Hall, this Saturday 13th October, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
St. John’s Run/Walk to raise funds for the Hospitality Meal programme, is this coming Sunday, 14th October.  St. Jude’s has a record of raising the most funds each year, and once again we are challenged to do the same.  We can participate by entering with our intrepid team, Glenda and Kerry!! or by contributing funds - see Glenda or any Warden.
A big thank you! To Ray Duffield, Mike Geoghegan and Wally Lockhart, for cleaning and repainting the railing towards the main entrance this week - great job, and a lot of rust and dirt cleaned off.  That’s a lot of fiddly and painstaking work, so many thanks!
An Indian Dinner is offered by St. Michael and All Angels Church, 397 Springbank Drive, on Friday 12th October.  Doors open at 5.30 pm, and dinner begins at 6.30 pm, tickets  $35.00 per person.  There will be a draw prize table, a 50/50 draw, and cash bar.  Tickets are available from 519-471-7780.
Valleyview Male Chorus presents a concert at Holy Trinity/St. Stephens Memorial Church, 727 Southdale Road, on Saturday 13th October, beginning at 7.30 pm. 
A freewill offering will go to supporting their outreach programmes.  More information at www.valleyviewmalechorus.com or 519-686-8503, or for free tickets, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Shane Cook, a talented violin/fiddle player, accompanied by Kyle Waymouth and Allison Lupton, will be at Siloam United Church (1240 Fanshawe Park Road East) at 7.30 pm on Saturday 13th October, to present an evening of traditional fiddle tunes, song and dance. Advance tickets are $15.00, or at the door, $18.00. Call 519-455-9201 for tickets and more information.
Music for the Seasons, a concert at the Church of the Ascension (2060 Dundas Street East), by The Ascendents, with special guest performances by Mark Payne, Carrie Fletcher and Gerry Hooper, on Saturday 27th October at 7.00 pm.  Tickets are $15.00, and can be obtained by calling 519-451-7780, or go to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The Vimy Tunnel Carvings, a presentation by visual artist Zenon Andrusyszyn, at St. George’s Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North, at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 16th October.
The Souterraine Impressions project involves recreating images and carvings made in underground caves in 1917 by Canadian soldiers before the historic battle at Vimy Ridge, and this presentation will describe them and the conditions under which the men lived before the battle.  Tickets are $15.00 at the door.
Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner is back!  Saturday November 3rd at 6pm.  Spend an evening with fellow adult parishioners at the home of another parishioner(s).  Singles or couples are welcome.  These are relaxed evenings full of stimulating conversation and some great laughs. If you would like to host from 2 to 10 adults, please sign up.  Unable to host but make a delectable dessert, a splendid salad or a mouth watering meat dish? Please sign up.  Fish or vegan main dishes are all welcome.  The sign up sheets will be in the narthex until Sunday October 27th. Please note on the sign up sheets any food allergies, or if you need a ride.
Save the date: Victorian Christmas Tea , Saturday November 24th,  at 1.00 pm in All Saints Hall.  Tickets will be on sale soon, at  $20.00 adult,  $8.00 children under 12.